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Vivian Schiller resigns from NPR. So prank journalism is okay now?

NPR chief executive Vivian Schiller turned in her resignation Wednesday, in view of a video by conservative prankster James O'Keefe in which an NPR senior official slammed the Tea Party and said, among other things, that NPR might fare better...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 9, 2011; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Petri, Reality? Television, That's awkward  | Tags:  James O'Keefe, NPR, journalism, pranks  
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Barack Obama, no one cares about your favorite Oscar song

Sure, a lot of dynamic things occurred at last night's Oscars. Kirk Douglas. Kirk Douglas? Kirk Douglas! But the wackiest moment of the night might have to go to the Tribute to Best Original Songs. Everyone knows how much this...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 28, 2011; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri, Reality? Television, That's awkward  | Tags:  Barack Obama, Oscars, argh  
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Most impressive? The real message of the 2011 Grammys

(AP Photo/Mario Testino for Vogue) "You are confusing what is important with what is impressive," says a character in E. M. Forster's Maurice. That's the Grammys in a nutshell. Oh, Mubarak just stepped down. But is Charlie Sheen all right?...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 14, 2011; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  America, Lady Gaga, hubris, oops  
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Olbermann to Current TV? Has he met the neighbors?

(Image via Peter Kramer/AP) Keith Olbermann is going off the air. I'm sorry, I mean, "moving to Current TV." I feel almost bad for him. Yes, Current TV reaches 90 million households. But so does the USPS, and that...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 8, 2011; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  Keith Olbermann, oops, tv  
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A Bristol Palin memoir? Really?

Brace yourself. Bristol Palin is coming out with a 304-page memoir. Three hundred four pages? That is approximately two thirds the length of the George W. Bush memoir! And George W. Bush served two terms as president of the...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 8, 2011; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  Bristol Palin, books, dancing with the stars, dead fish  
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Top seven commercials you won't be seeing at Super Bowl 2011

-Women with great personalities trying to sell you beer by sensibly discussing its merits. -Black Swan, in its entirety. -Management at BP reads a long, heartfelt apology letter to a group of displaced pelicans. -Brett Favre, speaking on behalf of...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 4, 2011; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  America, Super Bowl  
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Older Entries in This Category »

MTV Skins vs. Jersey Shore: Are the kids all right?, Alexandra Petri , January 28, 2011
EVERYONE NEEDS TO STOP YELLING AT US TO KEEP IT DOWN, Alexandra Petri , January 11, 2011
Real life? Or just Sarah Palin's Alaska?, Alexandra Petri , December 20, 2010
Why I'm not watching Conan tonight, Alexandra Petri , November 8, 2010
Keith Olbermann and journalists' dos and don'ts, Alexandra Petri , November 5, 2010
Christine O'Donnell's 30-minute ad would have worked!, Alexandra Petri , November 1, 2010
Karl Rove and Sarah Palin -- defying gravitas, Alexandra Petri , October 28, 2010
Why the Jon Stewart Rally is my generation's Woodstock, Alexandra Petri , October 26, 2010
Jennifer Mee -- from hiccups to murder?, Alexandra Petri , October 25, 2010
David Arquette? The subtle art of the C-SPAN breakup, Alexandra Petri , October 19, 2010
Obama on Mythbusters? Top myths he should bust, Alexandra Petri , October 18, 2010
Five rejected applications to Obama's MTV town hall, Alexandra Petri , October 8, 2010
Replace Christine O'Donnell with Cigar Guy, Alexandra Petri , October 6, 2010
Levi Johnston Levi Johnston Levi Johnston , Alexandra Petri , September 29, 2010
Stephen Colbert testimony: a mockery, but of whom?, Alexandra Petri , September 24, 2010
The Jon Stewart rally and the irony equation, Alexandra Petri , September 17, 2010
Michaele Salahi has Multiple Sclerosis? What can I say?, Alexandra Petri , September 15, 2010
 
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